The Door of No Return

By Mussi, Sarah

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Zac Baxter's grandfather has always told him that he's the descendant of African kings, whose treasure was stolen when his ancestors were sold into slavery. Of course, Zac brushes this off as a tall tale -- until his grandfather is murdered and their apartment is completely ransacked. Clearly somebody is after something. Heeding his grandfather's dying words, Zac is off to Ghana to track down his family's history. But what did his grandfather mean when he said that Zac had the map to the treasure? Following every clue he can find, Zac begins to suspect that the treasure is real, and hidden in one of Ghana's old slave forts. Too bad the killers always seem to be one step ahead of him. With no one he can trust and with everything to lose, Zac races against time as he tries to uncover the truth about the past -- and a fortune in gold.

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School Library Journal

Reviewed on November 1, 2008

Gr 8-Up Lost gold treasure, African royal ancestors, and betrayal are the foundation of family legends that Zac Baxter has been told repeatedly by his beloved grandfather. Zac loves the man but is skeptical about his stories until Sam Baxter's brutal murder convinces him otherwise. He promises himself to finish what his grandfather started no matter what the outcome. Zac is depicted as a regular British teen of African descent. He is likable, resourceful, and often te...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2009

Zac is a British teenager descended from Ghanaian slaves. He ignores his grandfather's legends of colonial betrayal an...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on ,

Combining, as she puts it, "history that did happen with a story that could have happened," Sarah Mussi has written a first-rate thriller. The story, told through legal documents, diary entries, newspaper articles, Zac's slang-filled commentary, and more, will thoroughly engage readers, as will a fascina...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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